Solarcentury, Canadian Solar, Caterpillar and Tesla Energize 40,000 Off-Grid African Households and Businesses

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Developers and technology companies worldwide continue to focus on electrifying energy-poor areas of Africa. Recent example: 40,000 residents and businesses in the northeast African country of Eritrea now have reliable electricity thanks to two new minigrids. Developed by UK-based Solarcentury, the minigrids (Africa's term for microgrids) … [Read more...]

Ontario Opens Next Round of Applications to Fund Microgrids & Smart Grid

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Ontario is accepting a new round of applications to fund microgrids and other smart grid projects as part of its $50 million Smart Grid Fund. Exactly how much money will be funded in this round depends on the quality of the projects, according to a spokeswoman for the Ontario Ministry of Energy. The ministry will accept applications until … [Read more...]

Events that Shaped the Microgrid Industry in 2014

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Here’s a look at events that shaped the microgrid industry in 2014, a pivotal year for the growing sector. The timeline is made up of articles from MicrogridKnowledge.com and EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. They show microgrids advancing from planning to action; from a prospect to a trending technology. States crafted polices and offered … [Read more...]

Ontario Microgrids & Smart Energy Get $24M Funding Boost

Ontario boosts microgrids

Ontario continues to show itself as smart energy leader, this time by channeling $23.7 million into 17 projects that promote microgrids, energy storage and other efficient and reliable electric technologies. The province has gained an international reputation in recent years for its aggressive clean energy moves. Among other things, it has … [Read more...]